Questions tagged [android]

software to run on the Android operating system. For non-recommendation questions, please ask on android.stackexchange.com, or stackoverflow.com for programming Android applications.

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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

I'm looking for an offline map browsing application for an Android phone. Absolute requirements: Runs on Android. Provides downloadable offline maps for the places I travel to. OpenStreetMap as a map ...
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Password manager for Linux and Android

I'm looking for a password manager which is available as Android App and Linux Desktop application alike. I know there's e.g. KeePassDroid (see: Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser ...
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Syncing files between computers?

I have three computers (2x OS X and 1x Ubuntu) and Android tablet. I'm trying to find a tool to automatically sync files between the computers and the tablet. Backups are handled separately, so there'...
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Alternative messaging network to WhatsApp?

Since Facebook bought Whatsapp, I'm looking for an alternative app and chat network which is able to replace their functionality. What can you recommend? Requirements: End-to-end encryption group ...
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Train simulation game to compete against the driver of the train I am riding right now

Train driving simulators like Odawara Line Simulator or Densha de Go! are popular in Japan. Controls: Acceleration Brake Goal: Stop within centimeters of the target place. Arrive exactly on time. ...
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Open Source implementation of Google Play Services

Google Play Services is a library for Android that offers various goodies, for instance for geolocalization. While Android is Open Source, Google Play Services is proprietary. Many developers ignore ...
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Fighting telemarketing: application to make telemarketers waste as much time as possible

Like many I am not a huge fan of telemarketing. I know there exist applications that automatically reject call from telemarketers based on some blacklists. This is quite convenient but it doesn't go ...
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Full remote access to Android device

Background: I'm looking for an app that lets me control my Android device from my computer. Sadly, any attempt at Googling this, only yields results for using the Android device as a remote control. ...
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Android application to learn English for small kids

Please recommend me an android application that teaches English for small kids (max 5 years). It is okay if it's not free. My kid can't read, so this tool should teach through images. I have tried ...
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Cross-platform flashcard software with synchronization

I have noticed I learn efficiently with flashcards. The basic learning process: Software shows question (e.g "Flag of Finland?") User tries to remember the answer ("It's blue with white cross"). This ...
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Open source application for disaster relief

I'm currently in Bosnia, which has been hit with the worst flood in its history, together with Croatia and Serbia. Governments are completely unprepared, as is common in these parts. With some ...
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Android app to ask me questions randomly during the day

I'm quite interested in the Quantified Self movement and general self improvement and I would like an application to help with this. Here's a few use cases I would like: Randomly during the day ask ...
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Looking for OCR API on mobile platform

I'm looking for an OCR library that runs on Android, iOS & Windows Phone. My app scans the image to find certain information on it. For example, scan a parking ticket to get time information on ...
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Note-taking application that can sync between Windows, Ubuntu and Android

Evernote has been one of the most used note-taking application for me, with it syncing between my Windows PC and my Android device. I usually use the Evernote desktop client on my Windows PC and the ...
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Software to backup Android phone ROM

I would like to backup the ROM on my phone before I attempt to install Cyanogenmod on it. It is a Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint in the United States. My phone is not currently rooted and I'm running a ...
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Web browser that can view page source for Android

I have used Google Chrome, UC Browser, Opera Mini but I haven't found a way to use any of these browsers to view the source of a web page. I need an Android web browser or any other software that can ...
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Phone locator app for android

I often walk to work. Sometimes my wife will meet me part way. We always have to coordinate where I say I will be going down such and such a street and then turn here and go down another street. It ...
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Is there software to automatically backup photos from Android device without going through a web service?

Between my wife and I we have a multitude of smart phones and tablets, and all get used to varying degrees to take photos. I'm looking for a Android App that will automatically backup photos to a ...
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Android app to convert handwritten math equations to LaTeX code

I found some programs to convert handwritten math equations into latex code such as: MyScript Mathpad (only iOS) InLage (only Windows) But I didn't find any app for android. Is there any app for ...
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Remotely administrate Android devices in the same network (no cloud!)

The question: I'm looking for a tool to remotely access/administrate Android devices within the same network (so no cloud based stuff, please). I'd like to see the display/screen content be able to ...
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Alternative to LastPass

Today LastPass announced that they had been acquired by LogMeIn. I'm not a fan of LogMeIn, and as I rely heavily on LastPass, I feel I should have an alternative ready. So my requirements are: ...
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Is there an alternative Google Play Store app?

I'm searching for an alternative Google Play Store app/client. Don't get me wrong: I don't want an alternative "app market", I want an alternative Play Store client for Android. That means I want ...
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Map of Wikimedia Commons pictures

Context While doing tourism, I use the Wikimedia Commons app to send pictures of monuments to Commons (a repository of free media). Most minor monuments are not on Commons, but the Eiffel Tower has ...
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Taking unblurry pictures with Parkinson on Android

I am looking for an Android application that would allow a user with Parkinson to take unblurry pictures. Gratis is better but not necessary.
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Android RPG game for busy people

I love RPG's but only have 5 to 10 minutes at a time to play, here and there through the day. Can anyone recommend an Android based game that has the following? Can drop it at any time, without ...
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Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

I am looking for an Android to-do list that would be compatible with both phones and tablets. Must have features Ability to maintain multiple distinct lists (such as one for personal and work items) ...
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Android educational games for small kids

Please recommend me games for small kids (4-5 years) Requirements Android platform Tablet optimized No Ads! No in-app payments! Educational Good for kids from 4 to 5 years Free or paid Good ...
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Real-time traffic information in OsmAnd+

I use OsmAnd+ on my Android device(s) and I'm quite happy with it - both maps (OpenStreetMap) and navigation are good enough. One of the main thing I feel is missing though is some sort of real-time ...
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Android Open Source Business Card Reader

What open source business card reader applications are available for Android? I would like to be able to snap a picture of the card or scan it and import it into my contacts/address book. I would ...
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Mute all applications except one on Android

I'm looking for an Android application that can mute the sound notifications of all applications except one. E.g. on Windows 7 I can do this in two clicks: I use a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4....
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IRC client for android

What would be a good IRC client for Android? Using web clients in browsers sucks, it'd be great if there's a dedicated application. Features required: A smooth and intuitive UI Support for Android 4....
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Time management / personal planning service

Please recommend a good time management (personal planning, todo list, GTD) service. It should be accessible from different platforms (at least Linux and Android), nevermind as responsive webapp like ...
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Are there any alternatives to Flappy Bird? [closed]

Flappy bird was a side scrolling game released for iOS and Android in which you controlled a bird flying across the screen by tapping on the screen to make the bird move up the screen. This game has ...
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App for Android that reads Open Street Map data but can be used as a GPS or for Directions [duplicate]

I want to use Open Street Map data but the Open Street Map website does not have these features. The main features I need are directions and turn by turn GPS navigation.
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Simple Photo Management Android Application

I am looking for an android photo management application that does the following: Ability to store text or tags associated with that photo file (not text on the photo) Sorting by date / tags Simple ...
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Infinite Call History on Android

Do you know any app that can keep more than 500 calls in my Android Call Log? I currently use apps that backup my log to csv or xls then load the backup file to my PC when needed. I want something ...
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Android app to control what other apps are actually allowed to do

I have Android 4.4.4 Cyanogenmod 11. By its very nature, it is already rooted. Is there an integrated application that would allow me to set privileges per application? For example: If an application ...
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Draw freehand on Android

Using paint on Windows, I can edit images and also draw freehand. The default image editing application on Android doesn't support freehand. I need software that will enable me draw freehand on ...
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Recommendation(s) for a password manager

I've been using Lastpass for a while, primarily because of Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson's enthusiasm for it. And it worked great. And then they made it a browser on Android, and then there was a new ...
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Is there an Android app that allows me to record only the callers voice and not mine?

When interviewing people in a podcast it would be wonderful to record only the callers voice and not us in the studio. We have professional microphones and would like to merge the output from them ...
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Android app that takes a picture every X second

I am looking for an Android app that will take a picture every set number of seconds. The way I'd like to use the app is as follow: When I'll be going on a family trip to a remote city by car, I'...
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App to alert me of firmware updates on a rooted Android phone

Are there any apps that will notify me of firmware updates available on a rooted phone? The built in firmware check on my Samsung Galaxy SIII will no longer work on the stock ROM, because it has ...
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OneNote alternative for Windows, Linux, and Android

I’m looking for an alternative to Microsoft OneNote. I usually use OneNote to sync my notes between my Windows 8 computer and my Android phone, but I’ve been using Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) quite often ...
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Application to continuously recognize popular songs on Android

I am looking for an application that continuously recognizes popular songs on Android, like Shazam on iPhone. The Android version does not provide this specific feature (we have to click manually each ...
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Purchase iTunes music on Android and sync it to iPod

My wife has given up a standard laptop and now only has an Android phone and an Android tablet. However, she still loves her iPod nano and is struggling to function without a Windows version of ...
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Android camera app that can record sound while recording slow motion video

I tried using stock camera app to record slow motion videos, but the app is not recording audio in slow motion mode. There is no audio at all, it's just mute. I would like to record audio too while ...
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Tool/App for real-time event documentation

I'm in the planning stage for a small research project where we're trying to establish how distractions affect the workflow in an operating room. The idea is to observe the operation and document ...
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Specialized audio recorder for Android

I need to record sounds emanating from mechanical equipment. These sounds occur randomly every few hours and only last approximately 1-3 seconds. To accomplish this task, I need an audio recorder ...
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Conditional alarm clock

I am a heavy sleeper who needs a "smart" mobile alarm. In terms of being smart, I want it to ring only if I (the device) am or am not at a specific area(s) at the specified time. For example, I have ...
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GPS sports tracking app for Android WITHOUT social features

This question might look a bit odd: I'm desperately trying to find a sports tracker app that won't share my activities with half of the world. I know, that in most applications sharing can be ...